Acronyms

Teaching Acronyms that we all Struggle with.

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a

A-LEVEL
Advanced Level

ACE
Advisory Centre for Education

AfL
Assessment for Learning

ALS
Additional Literacy Support

AOTS
Adults Other Than Teachers

AQA
Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

AREIA
Association for Religious Education Inspectors, Advisors and Consultants

AS
Advanced Subsidiary Examination

ASCL
Association of School and College Leaders

AST
Advanced Skills Teacher

ASW
Approved Social Worker

ATL
Association of Teachers and Lecturers

b

BED
Bachelor of Education

BES
British Educational Suppliers Association

BES
British Education Studies Association

BESD
Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulties

BETT
British Education and Training Technology

BFL
Behaviour for Learning

BME
lack and Minority Ethnic

BSF
Building Schools for the Future

c

CAD
Computer-Aided Design

CAM
Computer-Aided Manufacturing

CDT
Craft, Design and Technology

CEO
Chief Education Officer

CET
Continuing Education and Training

CFE
College of Further Education

CHIPS
ChildLine in Partnership with Schools

CILT
National Centre for Languages

CLEAPSS
Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Services

CLPE
Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

CLPE
Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

CPD
Continuing Professional Development

CSBM
Certificate in School Business Management

d

D&T
Design and Technology

DCMS
Department for Culture Media and Sport

DCSF
Department for Children, Schools and Families

DfES
DfES – now replaced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)

e

EAL
English as an Additional Language

EBD
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

EBP
Education Business Partnership

EBSD
Emotional Behavioural and Social Difficulties

ECC
Every Child a Counter

ECM
Every Child Matters

ECR
Every Child a Reader

ECW
Every Child a Writer

EDA
Educational Digital Assistants (PDAs)

ELSA
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

EMAG
Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant

EO
Education Officer

ESW
Educational Social Worker

ET
Excellent Teacher

ETS
Excellent Teacher Status

EY
Early Years

EYFS
Early Years Foundation Stage

f

FE
Further Education

FE
Further Education

FLS
Further Literacy Support

FSW
Family Social Worker

g

G & T
Gifted and Talented

G&T
Gifted and Talented

GCSEs
General Certificate of Secondary Education

GM
Grant Maintained

GTC
General Teaching Council

h

HE
Higher Education

HLTA
Higher Level Teaching Assistant

HMCI
Her Majesty`s Chief Inspector of Schools

HMI
Her Majesty’s Inspector

HSA
Home School Agreement

i

ICT
Information Communications Technology

IEP
Individual Education Plan

INSET
In-Service Education and Training

ISW
Inclusion Support Worker

IT
Information Technology

k

KS
Key Stage

KS1
Key Stage 1

KS2
Key Stage 2

KS3
Key Stage 3

KS4
Key Stage 4

l

LA
Local Authority

LAC
Looked-After Children

LEA
Local Education Authority

LP
Learning Partnership

LSA
Learning Support Assistant

LSC
Learning and Skills Council

LST
Learning Support Teacher

LSU
Learning Support Unit

m

MFL
Modern Foreign Languages

MLD
Moderate Learning Difficulties

n

NACELL
National Advisory Centre on Early Language Learning

NAHT
National Association of Head Teachers

NASG
National Association of School Governors

NASUWT
National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers

NC
National Curriculum

NCMA
National Childminding Association

NCSL
National College for School Leadership

NESTA
National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts

NFER
National Foundation for Educational Research

NGA
National Governors’ Association

NGfL
National Grid for Learning

NLS
National Literacy Strategy

NPQ
National Professional Qualification

NPQH
National Professional Qualification for Headship

NQT
Newly Qualified Teacher

NRT
National Remodelling Team

NRwS
New Relationship with Schools

NUT
National Union of Teachers

NVQ
National Vocational Qualification

o

Ofcom
Office of Communication

Ofsted
Office for Standards in Education

OOSH
Out Of School Hours

OOSHL
Out of School Hours Learning

p

P4C
Philosophy for Children

PAF
Performance Assessment Framework

PANDA
Performance and Assessment

PE
Physical Education

PESS
PE and School Sport

PESSCL
Physical Education School Sports Club Links

PFI
Private Finance Initiative

PfS
Partnerships for Schools

PGCE
Postgraduate Certificate in Education

PMLD
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PMLD
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PNS
Primary National Strategy

PPA
Pre-school Playgroups Association

PRU
Pupil Referral Unit

PSA
Public Service Agreement

PSHE
Personal, Social and Health Education

PTA
Parent Teacher Association

q

QCA
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

QCA
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

QT
Qualified Teacher

QTS
Qualified Teacher Status

r

RE
Religious Education

s

SALT
Speech and Language Therapy

SAT
Standard Assessment Test

SEAL
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

SEBD
socially, educationally and behaviourally disturbed

SEF
Self Evaluation Form

SEN
Special Educational Needs

SENCO
Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SHA
Secondary Heads Association

SIP
School Improvement Plan (or School Improvement Partner)

SRE
Sex and Relationship Education

STEM
Science, technology, engineering and maths

SLD
Severe Learning Difficulty

t

TA
Teaching Assistant

TDA
Training and Development Agency for Schools

TES
Times Educational Supplement

v

VLE
Virtual Learning Environment

w

WBC
Work-Based Learning

y

YTS
Youth Training Scheme

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